Blog dedicated to Russian defenseman Dmitri Kalinin. 22/7/1980, Chelyabinsk
Drafted 18th overall by Buffalo Sabres in 1998; spent eight seasons playing for them. In his last NHL season he played for NY Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes.
Left to KHL's Salavat Yulaev Ufa for 2009/2010 season and won the Gagarin Cup just one year later.
Currently player of SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL).
Key player of Russian NT:
Winner of two gold medals (2008, 2009, 2012), two silver medals (2002, 2010) and one bronze medal (2005) at World Championships.